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Updated:Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity

 

We would like to draw your attention to an interesting article co-authored by one of IFBA's key collaborators, Dana Perkins, entitled "Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity".
 
Managing biological threats requires a multifaceted, holistic approach. Bringing a diverse group of people to the table, including women, ensures that a range of different experiences and perspectives are heard. International security and WMD non-proliferation are issues that concern everyone, and the institutions that manage these risks need to be reflective of society as a whole. Moreover, women add important value to biosecurity forums by, for example, leveraging women’s networks and building bridges across divided communities. Until women everywhere have the chance to participate equally in such forums, the international security and WMD non-proliferation fields will be missing an important voice.
 

 

Press Release: IBMS awards first Mary Macdonald Prize for Achievement

 

IBMS AGM June 14
The IBMS has awarded the first Mary Macdonald Prize for Achievement to Pavanjit Jheeta, a Medical Laboratory Assistant based in the Microbiology department at City Hospital, Sandwell & Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Press Release: HCPC continues to approve IBMS Certificate of Competence routes to registration

Press Release

06/05/2014

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has approved the IBMS Certificate of Competence routes to registration as a biomedical scientist.

The HCPC is the regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional training, performance and conduct of a range of healthcare professionals, including biomedical scientists. The three routes to achieving HCPC registration via the IBMS Certificate of Competence have passed the HCPC’s annual monitoring process, which ensures that IBMS Certificate of Competence routes to registration continue to meet HCPC standards of education and training.

The three Certificate of Competence routes to registration as a biomedical scientist delivered by the IBMS that have been approved by the HCPC are:

  • Certificate of Competence (IBMS accredited degree including the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio)
  • Certificate of Competence (IBMS accredited degree followed by IBMS Registration Training Portfolio)
  • Certificate of Competence (Non-accredited degree followed by IBMS Registration Training Portfolio).

The IBMS works closely with the HCPC to protect and promote patient safety by supporting biomedical science students in meeting HCPC standards for education, training and practice.

On learning that the HCPC’s Education and Training committee had approved IBMS’ Certificate of Competence routes to registration for the 4th year running, IBMS President Nick Kirk said: “The HCPC’s approval of the IBMS Certificate of Competence routes to registration recognises our essential contribution to upholding professional and regulatory standards for biomedical scientists. Completing an IBMS Certificate of Competence remains one of the most popular ways for aspiring biomedical scientists to demonstrate that they meet the HCPC standards of proficiency for registration.”.  

The Press Release

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